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Category: Beauty

22 Apr

Product Roundup: Because Earth Day is Every Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite eco-friendly products and brands. From items to help you green-up your beauty routine, to sustainable linens and towels, we’ve got you covered all day long. These eco-conscious brands produce minimal environmental impact while still maintaining high levels of quality in their products so you never have to sacrifice style for substance!     SKINCARE   Fig + Yarrow I​t is e​asy to forget how products that can be so beneficial to us, can be equally as detrimental to the environment. Cleansers and scrubs with microbeads, often non-biodegradable or dissolvable, are becoming increasingly ​p​roblematic*. These microbeads are small enough to ​p​ass t​hrough just about every filtration system, making their arrival into our oceans inevitable and unavoidable....
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29 Dec

Bite Beauty Lip Lab

Weirdly enough, Kylie Jenner motivated me to try a matte lip. Rarely do I stray away from balm or gloss, but (prior to the release of the almost-internet-breaking Lip Kit by Kylie) her neutral pout got me thinking. What did I have against lipstick? I spent what felt like hours at MAC and thought I left with the perfect light pink shade of nude, until I put it on the next day and immediately regretted my choice. I have a tendency to experience buyers remorse. As a painter I knew which color I was looking for and even how to make it out of oil paints, but I couldn't for the life of me find it in a store. Shortly after my...
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18 Oct

Lorac Pro Contour Palette

One night when we were getting ready to go out, a friend was contouring using her Lorac Pro Contour Palette and let me borrow it. I was amazed at how slight shading on specific parts of my face could really affect how angular it looked. My beauty routine is fairly basic in terms of what I wear on a day to day basis. I have a favorite foundation (liquid and powder), bronzer, liner (liquid and pencil), cheek stain and chapstick. On a normal day, I can wear all of the aforementioned products, or sometimes just liner. While those products hold me over for the majority of my makeup-wearing moments, I was lacking something extra for shoots, or nights out where day to day...
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24 Jul

New Obsession: Archetypes

I recently stumbled upon a new perfume brand, only to find out that it is so much more. At first, I was intrigued by Archetype perfumes because of their names and the packaging. Each scent is the name of a major characteristic and each label has "guiding lights' and strengths on them. I grabbed the caregiver, advocate, and royal bottles and was particularly captivated by caregiver. I wanted to learn more about the concept behind these uniquely named perfumes and headed to the library of universal knowledge -Google. This is what I discovered. They are tailored to what people with each respective archetype would enjoy- a unique concept I have yet to see in the perfume world. According to their site, "your archetypes are...
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9 Apr

Spring Beauty Essentials

Since it is finally starting to feel like spring around here, we decided to compile a list of beauty essentials for the season! See below for the look and the list of perfect, easy-on-the-skin and CRUELTY FREE products (all of which can be found at Sephora). 1. Bare Minerals BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $26 2. Perfekt Skin Perfection Conceal (amazing for under eyes) $28 3. NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo $42 4. Sephora Collection Long-Lasting 12hr Wear Eye Liner $12 5. Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara $19 6. NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner $25 7. NARS Lipstick in Roman Holiday $27 8. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh (2.5 oz) $89 9. NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow $29...
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